New hospitality ventures

Treleavens' Mark Chrusciak (left) and Harbour Brewing's Eddie Lofthouse

North Cornwall’s Harbour Brewing and Treleavens Luxury Cornish Ice Cream will be opening three new Cornish hospitality venues in the coming weeks.

The joint ventures will see the creation of a new open-air bar and restaurant at Watergate Bay, the opening of the St Tudy Inn which has been closed since December, and a new café in Wadebridge.

Harbour Brewing MD Eddie Lofthouse said: “We opened The Atlantic bar and restaurant at Polzeath in 2020, and trading since then has been extremely strong. With this in mind and a little down time in lockdown, we started exploring other opportunities to expand our portfolio.

“The new venues are in such great locations, and the Harbour and Treleavens board members agreed that investing in the Cornish hospitality sector was a very positive step.”

The St Tudy Inn has a strong legacy as a foodie destination. The Harbour and Treleavens teams will maintain the food focus, while also reinstating the community pub element.

The pub will open in early July, initially for drinks only while the culinary team is formed.

The new open-air bar and restaurant at Watergate Bay, which opened in early June, comprises food and drink offerings in converted shipping containers adjacent to the beach. Footlong Franks is serving up gourmet hot dogs, Nuvola Pizza is offering stone-baked speciality pizza, while Harbour runs the bar and Treleavens serves its signature luxury ice cream.

The Treleavens team, headed up by MD Mark Chrusciak, will take the lead on the new café in Wadebridge, located in a circular building in the heart of the town.

He said: “Locals will be familiar with the building on Eddystone Road – right in the centre of town, and passed by many Camel Trail users.

“The café, which we’re calling Luna, will showcase our artisan Cornish ice cream, alongside crêpes, smoothies, milkshakes, and great coffee.”